E20: Dany Dao on Asking for What You’re Worth, Fear of Other People’s Opinion, and Looking Dapper on a Budget

Welcome into The Sandbox, a podcast for the 20-somethings who want to live the best version of their life and are seeking the skills, strategy, and mindset to do just that.

Today’s guest is Dany Dao, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Renaissance Group. Dany is a wildly interesting skill builder whose list of competencies include photographer, videographer, tailor, barber, magician, break dancer, and linguist.

Dany was a computer science major turned college dropout with the intention of pursuing photography full-time. Quite an uneasy decision for someone with Asian immigrant parents. But as you can guess, things worked out. He created Renaissance Group where he helps corporations with creative strategy and brand imaging.

In this episode, you’ll hear Dany and I discuss how to turn boredom into curiosity, overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion, and why you should be asking for what you’re worth.

This episode is perfect for those that like taking the unconventional route. I hope this episode keeps you inspired.

Show Notes:

[2:35] Why Dany loves to learn new things

[12:11] Overcoming the fear of other people’s opinion

[24:23] What does it mean to be a creative

[29:10] Asking for what you’re worth

[48:14] How to look dapper on a budget

Favorite Quotes:

[13:02] “We are conditioned as humans to want the approval of people. The people who say they don’t care what people think about me, they’re putting on a front.”

[18:11] “Food doesn’t talk back to you like models.”

[24:07] “Having conversation is the way to grow as people.”

[32:40] “If people respect what you do, then they will pay the money.”


Chris Do – The Futur (https://www.youtube.com/c/thefuturishere/about)

More of Dany:

Instagram: @dapper_cards

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